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A simple algorithm for learning stable machines

Andonova, S; Elisseeff, A; Evgeniou, T; Pontil, M; (2002) A simple algorithm for learning stable machines. In: VanHarmelen, F, (ed.) ECAI 2002: 15TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 513 - 517). I O S PRESS

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We present an algorithm for learning stable machines which is motivated by recent results in statistical learning theory. The algorithm is similar to Breiman's bagging despite some important differences in that it computes an ensemble combination of machines trained on small random sub-samples of an initial training set. A remarkable property is that it is often possible to just use the empirical error of these combinations of machines for model selection. We report experiments using support vector machines and neural networks validating the theory.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A simple algorithm for learning stable machines
Event: 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Dates: 2002-07-21 - 2002-07-26
ISBN: 1-58603-257-7
Keywords: machine learning, statistical learning theory, bagging
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/163508
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